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April 27, 1999



Services for Della Bratten Chaffin, 99, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Chapel. Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, Mo.

Mrs. Chaffin died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Lawrence.

She was born Sept. 13, 1899, in Cass County, Mo., the daughter of Clifford O. and Emily C. Shackelford Bratten. She graduated from Raymore High School and Stephens College. She moved to Lawrence in 1928.

She had taught mathematics in Missouri and New Mexico. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Standard Oil Company and later was employed at Lawrence National Bank before retiring in 1972.

She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, Order of Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women and the Autumn Club in Lawrence.

She married H. Lester Chaffin in 1927. He preceded her in death in June 1976.

Survivors include a son, Richard B. Chaffin, Wichita; a daughter, Beverly Chaffin Jameson, Overland Park; a brother, Clifford Bratten, Lee's Summit, Mo.; a sister, Margie Jeter, Overland Park; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from noon until service time Wednesday at the chapel.

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